Rebecca Mason, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Owner & Head Trainer

Rebecca is a teacher first and a dog trainer second. She believes that in order to have a well-behaved dog, it is the owner who must be taught first. Rebecca thrives on interaction with both people and pets and brings passion and determination to her work. She believes that every dog has potential, no matter the age or breed, and that if it can be done, it can be done using positive methods. Rebecca is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and has been training dogs professionally for 15 years. She does not subscribe to the use of force or intimidation and believes that training is about a bond of trust and love between dog and handler. 

Meredith Dempsey CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
Certified Behavior Consultant

Within every dog is the potential to be amazing. This is what Meredith loves to teach her clients and friends! Meredith has always surrounded herself with animals.  She spent her younger years volunteering at her local animal shelter where she fell in love with animal rescue and began fostering dogs. Her interests led her to delve deeply into dog training and behavior. In 2015, Meredith managed a doggy daycare where she managed playgroups and learned about dogs’ social behaviors and group dynamics. Meredith is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and is also employed at Shelby Humane Society. She leads WoofPack, their shelter dog training program, and does behavior modification with shelter dogs experiencing issues ranging from extreme fear to reactivity to resource guarding.

Anthony Rodriguez CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA
Certified Behavior Consultant

If you love your job, there is no such thing as work, and when it comes to dog training, there are few things Anthony loves more. He believes training needs to be as much fun for the dog as it is for the human and that relationship-building and communication are crucial. When it comes to Anthony, there are absolutely no strangers. He loves making connections with others – both human and canine – and has a calm spirit that even the shyest dog finds welcoming, hence his special interest in working with fearful and anxious dogs.

Ally Gibson,
Associate Trainer

Ally believes the bond between humans and dogs is truly special, and that by learning to understand and properly communicate with dogs, it only gets stronger. Ally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and was mentored at the Huntsville Obedience Training Club and Canine Consultants in Huntsville, where she learned obedience, behavior modification, and canine fitness and conditioning. Ally teaches our Yappy Hour class in Vestavia Hills, obedience classes in Pell City, and agility classes in Inverness. She is also experienced in training deaf dogs. She has four dogs — Ramona, Tai, Astrid, & Sinatra — plus one cat, Kali. Ally and her herding breed pups compete in dog sports and competitions, including agility at the master level. Ally is also a certified judge for UpDog, a competitive disc dog organization. Since 2010, Ally has volunteered with Pet Partners, visiting hospitals with her corgi Ramona. She also fosters dogs with special needs. She feels that helping people better understand how to communicate with their dogs, and watching their faces light up when they hit a breakthrough in training, is such a special feeling. Ally is testing for her CPDT-KA certification this Spring!

Brihanna Contreras,
Associate Trainer

Brihanna first took classes with Rebecca Mason in 2013 and joined Love Them Train Them in 2018. She is also a veterinary technician at Bluff Park Animal Clinic and is mom to 5 dogs, Aminah, Willa, Luna, Lynx, and Pongo, and 2 cats, Joplin and Cy. Brihanna enjoys competing with her dogs in dock diving, FASTCAT, flyball, and scent work competitions. She is very passionate about rescue and spends her free time working with Steel City Cat Rescue. Brihanna loves both obedience and tricks class and enjoys watching timid dogs gain confidence. Her favorite thing about training is seeing the difference in the owner’s knowledge and ability from week 1 to week 6 and watching them learn to problem-solve. Brihanna will be testing for her CPDT-KA certification this Fall!

Rebekah Hill,
Assistant Trainer

Rebekah Hill joined Love Them Train Them in November of 2020 but started working with animals in 2009. Rebekah assists weekly with our Yappy Hour puppy socialization class in Vestavia Hills. Rebekah is a full time veterinary assistant at Animal Dental Specialists and is mom to Loki the husky, Zola the Olde English bulldog, and two cats, Sampson & Delilah. She spends a lot of her free time with her husband DJ, with family, or at the lake. Her favorite part about training is seeing fearful dogs grow in their trust and self-confidence and watching the bond grow between dog and owner as their training progresses.